score [skôr]
[ME < OE scoru < ON skor < IE base * (s)ker-, to cut > SHEAR]
a) a scratch, mark, incision, etc. [scores made on ice by skates]
b) a line drawn or scratched, often to mark a starting point, etc.
c) notches made in wood, marks made as with chalk, etc., to keep tally or account
2. an amount or sum due; account; debt
3. a grievance or wrong one seeks to settle or get even for
4. anything offered as a reason or motive; ground [on the score of poverty]
5. the number of points made in a game or contest by a player or team, or the record of these points
a) a grade or rating, as on a test or examination
b) a number indicative of quality, usually based on an arbitrary scale in which 100 means perfection in certain specified characteristics [92 score butter]
a) twenty people or things; set of twenty
b) [pl.] very many
8. Informal a successful move, stroke, remark, etc.
9. Informal
a) the way that life or a certain situation really is; real facts: chiefly in know the score
b) the pertinent facts; lowdown
10. Slang the victim of a swindle; mark
11. Slang the act of getting or stealing, as drugs
12. Dancing notation used to indicate dancers' movements, as in a ballet
13. Music
a) a written or printed copy of a composition, showing all the parts for the instruments or voices
b) the music for a stage production, film, etc., esp. as distinguished from the lyrics, dialogue, etc.
scored, scoring [ME scoren]
1. to mark with notches, scratches, cuts, lines, etc.
2. to crease or partly cut (cardboard, paper, etc.) for accurate folding or tearing
3. to cancel or mark out by lines drawn: with out
4. to mark with lines or notches in keeping account
5. to keep account of by or as by lines or notches; reckon; tally; mark
a) to make (runs, hits, goals, etc.) in a game and so add to one's number of points
b) to count toward the number of points [a touchdown scores 6]
c) to record or enter the score of
d) to record or add (points) to one's score
e) Baseball to bring (a runner) home as by getting a hit
7. to get by effort or merit; gain [to score a resounding success]
8. to grade (an examination, etc.); rate or evaluate, as in testing
9. to get (a specified grade) on a test
a) to raise welts on by lashing
b) to criticize severely; upbraid
11. Slang to get or steal (drugs, money, etc.)
12. Cooking to cut superficial gashes in (meat, etc.)
13. Music Dancing to orchestrate, arrange, or write out in a score
1. to make a point or points, as in a game
2. to keep the score, as of a game
3. to be rated by one's score on a test
a) to gain an advantage
b) to win or enjoy credit, popularity, success, etc.
5. to make notches, lines, gashes, etc.
6. Slang to have sexual intercourse

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